- •Hobbies are positively correlated with improved physical health and well-being.
- •This is the first cohort study to show the association of having hobbies with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk.
- •Having hobbies was associated with a lower risk of CVD, especially stroke.
- •Sex, age, mental stress levels, and sports frequency did not modify the association.
Background and aims
Abbreviations:ANOVA (analysis of variance), BMI (body mass index), CHD (coronary heart disease), CI (confidence intervals), CVD (cardiovascular diseases), HR (hazard ratio), JPHC (Japan Public Health Center), OR (odds ratio)
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